Track(less) Tuesday & a winter storm, maybe.

Hi there!

So, I’m totally sitting here by the window waiting for it to snow.

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Except, it’s 44 degrees and sunny outside.

Generally, in my opinion, that’s not snow weather.

Even if we don’t get any snow, it’s definitely going to get cold so I stocked up on firewood.

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And, I just learned that this storm has a name?! Janus. And apparently, he’s a mean one.

Again, it’s 44 degrees and sunny. Β Hm.

Are you affected by Janus?

Can I have some snow?

Just a little. I’m not really in the mood to shovel but an inch or two would be nice. And so pretty! I mean, we’ve been living in Florida. The panhandle definitely gets cold during the winter but snow? Um, no. It’s nice to be back in an area where snow is a possibility. I kinda love it.

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So, anywho, I had some speed work on my calendar today.

800 meter repeats in 3:37 each.

I figured out my Garmin (really, it was SO easy that I feel really ridiculous for waiting 3 years to do it. really, I’m not resistant to change!) and set my lap to 1/4 mile.

I would prefer to do these at the track but I neglected to call the school and find out if their track is open to the public and what the hours are. So, I ran my 800s in my neighborhood.

The original workout called for a 2 minute rest interval between each but, that was too much for me to figure out and I certainly wasn’t going to wear 2 (!) watches – one for time and one for distance. So, I dropped back and punted and came up with a 1/4-mile rest interval.

Hey, my watch dinged every 1/4-mile so it made sense! I just did what my watch told me to. It was like I had my own personal coach! πŸ™‚

I warmed up with a mile, did 4×800 with 400 rest intervals and finished with just over a mile cool down. Hey, I had to get back home!

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That last 800 darn near kicked my butt! I really had to push myself. Thank goodness there were only 4 this time!

I ended up doing 3 loops around my ‘hood so, if any of my neighbors were watching, I’m pretty sure they think I’m bonkers.

That’s fine.

According to the totally bizarre dream I had last night, I am.

Don’t judge me.

Talk to me: When was the last time you made a snowman? Or a snow angel? Or a snow fort?

– jennifer

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